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Glavin Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gláimhin, from a diminutive of glámh ‘satirist’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Láimhín, formerly Mag Fhlaithimhín, from flaitheamh ‘ruler’. Mag Láimhín has sometimes been ‘translated’ Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lavin, Gavin, Slavin, Clavin, Flavin, Glave, Savin, Glackin, Levin

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Glavin Family Origin

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Glavin Family Occupations

What did your Glavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Factory Hand and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glavin. The most common Glavin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 63% of Glavin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glavin family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Factory Hand

    13%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Merchant

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Glavin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Glavin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Glavin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glavin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Glavin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Glavin. For the veterans among your Glavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glavin Life Expectancy

What is the average Glavin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Glavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Glavin in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glavin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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